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Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Love Pom-Pom Fringe!

I spent Thursday at Cheryl's doing alittle more finishing. This is the goofiest pillow ever! I just love the design. I tea dyed the pom-poms and they match the fabric pretty well.
This little BBD design is my latest pin cushion. I put the ric-rac trim and filled it with walnut shells. It's currently sitting on the arm of my stitchy chair. Just a reminder, I don't sew well,so Cheryl does the sewing. I decide how I want them finished, pick out the fabrics and the trims and she makes the magic happen. What a great friend.
I started this today. It's LHN Snow white. The design called for a green fabric but I changed the fabric to 32 ct. Winter sky by LSL. I am using Belle Soie silk called Icing. I think that this will be a quick stitch.

I haven't posted a picture of Sammi lately. This is she doing what she does best. I am not sure that she would be pleased with this photo.
It was a busy week with stitching , finishing and doing all kinds of house stuff but I did find the time to get a new Christmas tree. I am way past getting real ones so it's phony trees for me. You know, the ones that come with the lights. My husband and I didn't argue much but we did have some battles over the Christmas lights. The tree is much smaller than my last one. It's 6' tall and will be much easier to handle. It will make it's debut Thanksgiving week end.
Next week, Cheryl and I are making our cranberry chutney for Thanksgiving. Can't wait. It's really delicious.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I really love them. Until next time Happy Stitching!

31 comments:

DonnaTN said...

Your stitching looks great and I think that the next best thing to be a good finisher is having a friend who is! I totally agree with you about Christmas trees. The only thing I miss about a real one is the smell and that is what Aromatique is for!

Theresa said...

I love those pillow finishes!!The turkey one is so cute~~~~

I would love to have a big Christmas tree at my place- real or not real. It's just our apartment is so small there's just not enough space to put one!!! sigh.....

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

The pillow looks so sweet, the pom poms are adorable! And really suit the design.

Hazel said...

Love your finishes! The pompom edge looks great. x

gracie said...

Very nicely finsihed...love the his and her turkeys! Good idea to tea dye the trim it looks great.

Bekca said...

Great finishes and lovely progress on LHN Snow White. Sammi is such a sweetie :) We have a fake tree too, it's just easier to store and move around. Have a lovely time making chutney and happy stitching to you.

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes. I love the pom poms and the ric rac. I can't wait to see your new tree.

Sherri said...

Deborah, I love your pillow finishes and the pillows in your last post. They're all beautiful. Will we see pics of your new tree?

Karen said...

Your two pillows are so cute! Love the two Quaker turkeys....just so sweet! Great job to both you and your friend for the finishing.

Margaret said...

What great finishes! I love pom pom fringe too! lol! Was just thinking I need to get me some. You have a good friend in Cheryl, finishing your things for you. I love the pom pom and ric rac trims on both pieces -- love the stitching too! And your new start is really pretty! Sammi is a cutie!

Christine said...

Beautiful finishes, pom pom fringe is wonderful stuff!

Lynn said...

I love your pillow finishes!! The pom poms are great! I'm not much of a sewer myself but unfortunately I don't have a friend who will put things together for me so I plod along and hide my stitches with the trim. I paid a visit to the US yesterday and finally found some of the crushed walnut shells. Our pet stores in Canada don't carry them.

Carol said...

Pom poms just scream "fun," don't they Deborah? The pillows are both so darling--can I borrow your friend to help with my finishing :)

Sammi looks like one very contented pup!

Myra said...

Great finishes! I just love the Gobble couple. :o) Sammi looks very relaxed.

Mary said...

Great finishes Deborah. The pom poms are fun :)

Lucky you to have a friend who can finish for you! I'm working on the Gobble Couple now with hopes of having it finished before Thanksgiving.
Snow White was a chart in my recent giveaway. Isn't it pretty?

We still cut our tree down. It's gotten to be a tradition with the kids. The cleanup is MY tradition because no one is here when it comes down. My other trees around the house are artificial and are so easy. It's hard to tell them apart from the "forest" in the living room.

Sammi looks so content...what a cutie

Brigitte said...

I love the little pillow and pincushion finishing you use on some of your stitched pieces. It's my favourite finishing at the moment and I can't get enough of it. You show some gorgeous pieces in this post and in the last one.

staci said...

Dang it! I've seen that little quaker turkey pair before and didn't think much of it...till now. Yours is adorable and the pompom trim is perfect...I may have to hunt down the pattern and stitch it after all! (Could you give me a reminder about the pattern details?)

Your BBD pincushion is stunning too!

CalamityJr said...

I think the Snow White probably makes more more sense on blue - there's a lot more blue than green during the winter season! I'm not always a huge Quaker fan, but I love your turkeys! You are so blessed to have a friend like Cheryl, not just for finishing but all the other things you share. Have fun getting ready for the holidays!

Nicole said...

Very cute finishes Deborah!! I love the pom-pom and the ric-rac! :)

diamondc said...

I just love your turkey pillow it is a hoot, all your work looks wonderful but the turkey pillow is my favorite, Sammi is adorable.
Blessings
Catherine

Annie said...

Cute finishes. Hand-dyed pom-poms! How cool is that!

Jackie said...

I love your recent finishes! I've got the BBD chart on a list of charts to buy. It's really cute!

We do the artificial tree too. Between the dogs and everything else (including the heat; we normally have the a/c on at the holidays) it just makes more sense. We do have one that looks more real than fake though.

Melanie said...

I love the pom-poms!!! :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Pom-pom fringe is adorable. So is Sammi. Snow white is coming along nicely. Look forward to seeing a picture of your Christmas tree.

Lois said...

I love the pom-pom fringe - perfect for your turkey pillow. Love your BBD finish as well. Your new start is lovely and what a nic pic of Sammi.

Bonnie said...

I love your goofy little pillow with the pom pom fringe lol.
I started stitching Autumn Harvest but I am not sure about floss color that I chose.
We think along the same lines. I have Snow White in my To Do pile too.
What a precious picture of Sammi.

Pumpkin said...

Lovely! I'm so jealous because now you have so many wonderful finishes to show off ;o)

Sammi is so cute :o)

Ahhhh, Christmas lights...yes, they could bring a couple to divorce. LOL!

BrendaS said...

Love your finishes! The pom-pom trim looks great and so does the ric-rac trim. What a great friend to do the sewing for you:))))

Your little Sammi is too cute!

Happy Christmas decorating!

Janice Boucher said...

Can't wait to see pics of the new Christmas tree debut! I went fake about 4 years ago...so much easier and you can put it up earlier...and NO evergreen mess to deal with!
Care to share yours and Cheryl's chutney recipe? Please?

Sally said...

Boht your finishes are lovely. Love that pom pom trim! Nice start on the LHN too.

Siobhan said...

Your finishes are wonderful! You & Cheryl make a great team. The LHN looks great, too. Cranberry chutney--yum! Sounds good.